SDCC Early Look – 2012 Hasbro Marvel Legends X-Force Exclusive 3-pack
July 10, 2012

We’ve gotten a LOT of SDCC exclusives into the AFi offices these past couple of days and we don’t have time to do full features on them all before we leave for the con on Wednesday, so to some extent we are going to have to let the pictures speak for themselves.

As many of you know I’m an old school fan of Marvel Legends and have been with the line from the beginning.  One of the trademarks of the original Legends line was that the Wires brothers were always innovating and experimenting with paint and trying to push the medium forward.   It was something that many thought Hasbro stumbled with when they first took over the line.   With the return of Marvel Legends this past year they have found their sea-legs and this set is proof of this.

The silver paint they use in this set, not just on the costume, but more specifically on Archangel’s wings and Wolverine’s claws is about as close as you can get to vac-metalization as you can get without that added process and cost as you can get.

One of the other remarkable things about this set is that Wolverine’s claws are separate pieces that are set into the hands instead of molded as one thing.

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This set will be available at Comic Con at the HasbroToyShop booth during the con and there should be limited quantities available

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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